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Fire Hydrant Painting Competition Underway

on September 2, 2014 - 7:32am

Shi Broadwell hard at work Monday painting a 'Beauty and the Beast' library theme on a fire hydrant near Mesa Public Library as part of the competition underway for which the winner will be revealed during ScienceFest. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shi Broadwell concentrates on her design. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shi Broadwell's design begins to take shape. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Artist Elena Yang Displays Work In Santa Fe

on September 1, 2014 - 10:50am
Los Alamos artist Elena Yang with her art work. which is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. See more of Yang's work at Courtesy photo

Art work by Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe. Courtesy photoourtesy photo

Staff Report:

The work of Los Alamos artist Elena Yang is on display through September at the Starbuck's at 106 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.

"Art has always occupied a prominent part in my identity … though I didn’t realize

Ullr Fest 14 At Pajarito Mountain Sept. 20

on September 1, 2014 - 9:37am


Ullr Fest 14 is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Pajarito Mountain. Pajarito's most popular fall festival features more than a dozen New Mexico craft beers, live music by the Jimmy Stadler Band, a Viking Costume Contest, disc golf and kids activities.

Atomic City bus provides free shuttle service from Sullivan Field and White Rock leaving every 30 minutes.

Activities include:

  • New Mexico Brewers Fest noon to 5 p.m.;
  • Bike and Hike 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  • Jimmy Stadler Band 2-5 p.m.; and
  • Atomic City Transit 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


NMSA Offers Rare 'Luted Crucible' Casting Workshop

on August 31, 2014 - 7:44am

An ancient metal casting technique called 'luted crucible.' Courtesy/

NMSA News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is pleased to announce that its Visual Arts Department will be offering a rare glimpse into the ancient metal casting technique called “luted crucible” through a five-day workshop led by Guest Artist Piers Watson, of Le Village, Larroque, France, through Sept. 12.

The term “luted crucible” refers to the connecting or “luting” of two elements (in this case, the mould that contains the beeswax object to be cast and crucible that contains

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'The Hundred Foot Journey'

on August 31, 2014 - 7:43am
Los Alamos

“The Hundred Foot Journey” is a sweet, visually pleasing film that will make you wish you could enjoy aromas and flavors in movies.

The story is about the Kadam family from Mumbai, India, coming to Europe to escape the political turmoil in which they lost their restaurant as well as the wife and mother of the family. The family consists of Papa, played by Om Puri (The Ghost and the Darkness; Charlie Wilson’s War), Hassan played by Manish Dayal (90210; The Good Wife), Mansur; Mahira,Mukthar and Aisha.

Movie poster for 'The Hundred Foot Journey.'

White Rock Rock Gets Colorful Makeover

on August 31, 2014 - 7:39am

Someone with an artist flair gives the White Rock rock a colorful new look at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAAC September Brown Bag Features Jazz Performance By Dr. Marcos Cavalcante

on August 31, 2014 - 7:07am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council announces the opening of the new season of its Brown Bag Performance Series at noon, Sept. 3 at Fuller Lodge.

The first concert of the series features a jazz performance by Dr. Marcos Cavalcante. The LAAC’s Brown Bag concerts showcase local preforming artists and are free and open to the public. Performances are generally the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. 

Cavalcante is a Brazilian from Bahia who lives in Los Alamos.

Crowd Packs Art Opening At Convento Gallery

on August 30, 2014 - 1:22pm

Standing from left, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, Jennifer Heineman and Ann Lumaghi and sitting from left, Sandy Nichols, Kit Keith and Jaye Buros are the artists who comprise Las Mujeres del Valle – Women of the Valley art show, which opened Friday at the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Convento Gallery in the Plaza de Española. The exhibition continues through Oct. 3. For information, call 505.500.7126 or or Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Board  Chair Gabriela Silva, bookkeeper Jennifer Heineman and